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Rebels run away, romp Ironmen

West Lincoln senior running back Daniel Davila (pictured above) had 239 yards rushing and three touchdowns against Cherryville on Friday.

WL rushes for 520 yards in win


VALE –– West Lincoln had its share of stars on Friday, but none shined brighter than the scoreboard.
Daniel Davila ran for 239 yards and three touchdowns and Miguel Corella had 154 yards rushing and a pair of scores as West Lincoln racked up 520 yards rushing in a 54-16 blowout of Cherryville.
Daniel Schesny added 73 yards and a score and Zane Peterson added a rushing TD for West Lincoln, which is 3-0 for the first time since it started out 5-0 in 2010.
But what those individuals did –– the Rebels had 542 yards of total offense and kept the Ironmen out of the end zone until the final quarter –– wasn’t as important as the end result.
“It wasn’t all one person. It was a lot of different people doing a lot of good things for us offensively,” West Lincoln coach Tom Sain said. “When you get a lot of people in the mix and a lot of people do those things well, things tend to work out well.”
That they did.
Davila, the county’s leading rusher and second in the Southern District 7 Athletic 2A Conference entering Friday’s games, had TD runs of 2, 12 and 12 yards. Corella scored from 53 yards out and 6 yards out. Schesny had a 64-yard TD and Peterson scored from the Cherryville 6.
In all, the Rebels reeled off 30 unanswered points in the first half, and led 46-2 before Cherryville’s Grant Henderson, who had 128 yards rushing on 19 totes, scored on a 10-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
“Our offensive line did a good job blocking, our running backs hit all the holes and our offensive side did a good job,” Sain said.
“Our defense put us in good position a lot of times to run the ball.”
Down 54-10, Cherryville’s R.J. Abernathy scored on a 1-yard run with 2:46 to play.
After allowing an average of 24 points and 275 yards in its first two games, West Lincoln allowed 220 yards and just 16 points –– two on a safety when Davila was tackled in the end zone at the start of the second half –– to Cherryville (0-3).
West Lincoln has scored 99 points against the Ironmen in their last two meetings, and won for the third time in the last four.
“We’d worked hard all week to get to where we were,” Sain said. “It’s a lot of hard work coming together and the players playing well. They’re putting it all together.”

Image courtesy of Jaclyn Anthony / Lincoln Times-News

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